Harold Reynolds Insulted Canadian Baseball Fans, And It Really Pissed Them Off (Video)
Fox baseball analyst Harold Reynolds stepped in a big steaming pile of Moose sh*t during the Blue Jays-Rangers game on Sunday night.
During the top of fourth inning, after Jose Bautista had fouled a Martin Perez pitch into the stands on the first base line, Reynolds decided it was the perfect time to say something incredibly ignorant about Canada.
Have a listen:
That’s right. According to Harold Reynolds, “because there’s not a lot of people that grew up playing baseball in Canada, they’re not used to catching a lot of balls in the stands.”
Of course, the notion that Toronto Blue Jays fans are not as good at catching foul balls is stupid. But even stupider was the notion that Canadians don’t grow up playing baseball, because OF COURSE THEY GROW UP PLAYING BASEBALL.
Sure, hockey is number one in Canada. But, percentage-wise, I bet more Canadians play baseball than there are Americans who play hockey. Have you ever been there? There are baseball diamonds at every park, just like America. That’s why there’s a Major League Baseball team in Toronto. And it’s why there are a number of very famous Canadian baseball players, including former MVPs and Cy Young winners.
Needless to say, Canadian baseball fans watching at home were not happy with Reynolds. And, just like angry Americans, they took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
Even Canada’s own Larry Walker, winner of seven Gold Gloves and one NL MVP award, chimed in.
Take a look:
EH GUYS We should pull our Goalie and get an extra batter next inning !!!! #HaroldReynolds
— Paul W Bromby (@PaulBromby) October 12, 2015
I don’t care what he says, Harold Reynolds is welcome in my igloo any time. The Mounties will come over and we’ll watch beavers play hockey.
— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly) October 12, 2015
I can’t catch a baseball, I use maple syrup instead of pine tar, I bat with a hockey stick, and instead of dirt, we use snow #haroldreynolds
— Desperate Jays Fan (@OhJeezBlueJays) October 12, 2015
I can catch a 100mph slapshot, but according to Harold Reynolds if a foul ball came my way I’d just have to shrug my shoulders and go home.
— Corey Hirsch (@CoreyHirsch) October 12, 2015
So Harold Reynolds said b/c a sport isn’t a vital part of a particular nation’s culture, its citizens don’t really know the game? ☕️
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) October 12, 2015
— Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) October 12, 2015
— Kevin Frankish (@KevinFrankish) October 12, 2015
I drop one foul ball in the camera bay and now Harold Reynolds thinks everyone from Canada is as bad as me.
— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) October 12, 2015
Harold Reynolds pissed off a country that is known for being passive and apologetic. That takes skill
— Lex M (@lexirie82) October 12, 2015
I won 7 gold gloves. I think part of winning them was cause I could catch.
— Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33) October 12, 2015
Of course, as you probably know, the Blue Jays won both games in Texas to even the series at two games a piece, which means Game 5 will be Wednesday in Toronto.
How much do you want to bet Harold Reynolds is one of those unlucky people chosen for a “random” customs inspection at the airport?
Hat Tip – [FTW]